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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 01:37 AM

Lyra McKee murder: Journalist shot dead during Derry rioting

Last edited Fri Apr 19, 2019, 09:43 AM - Edit history (1)

Source: BBC

Dissident republicans are being blamed for killing 29-year-old Lyra McKee during rioting after police searches in Derry's Creggan area on Thursday night.

Petrol bombs were also thrown at police Land Rovers.

Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton said the police were "treating the shooting as a terrorist incident" and a murder inquiry had been launched.

There are reports that the trouble broke out after police raids on houses in the Mulroy Park and Galliagh areas.

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-47985469?ns_campaign=bbc_breaking&ns_mchannel=social&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=news_central

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Reply Lyra McKee murder: Journalist shot dead during Derry rioting (Original post)
RhodeIslandOne Apr 2019 OP
HuskyOffset Apr 2019 #1
RhodeIslandOne Apr 2019 #3
yardwork Apr 2019 #2
a la izquierda Apr 2019 #4
Mc Mike Apr 2019 #5
muriel_volestrangler Apr 2019 #6
Blue_Tires Apr 2019 #7
muriel_volestrangler Apr 2019 #8
Blue_Tires Apr 2019 #9

Response to RhodeIslandOne (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 06:47 AM

1. Headline on web page: "Journalist shot dead in Derry during rioting in the city"

Did the BBC switch the headline on you? Their headline that's up now seems much clearer.

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Response to HuskyOffset (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 09:41 AM

3. They updated it

Iím on my phone so Iím not going to change it right now.


Edit: Fixed it.

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 07:42 AM

2. Here it comes.....

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 12:57 PM

4. Fuck.

Now imagine a hard border between the Republic and the North.

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 03:51 PM

5. Only insane zealots and agents provocateur would want journalists shot.

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 04:12 AM

6. Lyra McKee: Two teenage men arrested in connection with journalist's killing

The pair, aged 18 and 19, were detained under the Terrorism Act.
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Ms McKee was standing near a police 4x4 vehicle with other journalists when she was wounded.

CCTV captured her final moments in the crowd and mobile phone footage showed the suspected gunman.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-47996258

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 22, 2019, 10:31 AM

7. Why? What's their motive?

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 22, 2019, 10:37 AM

8. 'They' as in those particular 2 men? Or the "New IRA" in general?

For the latter, publicity - they wanted to be on MTV:

Lyra McKee killed for TV cameras: New IRA wanted publicity with MTV in Derry for documentary

A radicalised 18-year-old New IRA gunman murdered writer Lyra McKee in a desperate bid to impress an MTV documentary crew filming young dissidents in Derry City.

Popular presenter and DJ Reggie Yates had been on the Creggan estate for several days recording hardline republicans for his upcoming Reggie Yates vs The World series.
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The New IRA responded to Thursday's pre-emptive PSNI searches by sending teenagers to riot at Fanad Drive, knowing full well that MTV cameras would capture the violence. A bewildered Reggie Yates was pictured at the scene as the trouble unfolded.

In a propaganda effort that has now backfired spectacularly, a baby-faced young gunman was ordered by New IRA chiefs onto the streets. He was filmed clutching a handgun and firing several shots from behind a wall across a burning car at a PSNI vehicle.

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sunday-life/lyra-mckee-killed-for-tv-cameras-new-ira-wanted-publicity-with-mtv-in-derry-for-documentary-38034806.html

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 22, 2019, 10:39 AM

9. Jesus...Fuckin'...Christ

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